• Are You Stuck on the Launch Pad? Join Our Career Launch Program

    You’ve taken that last exam and marched proudly in your college or grad school graduation. You’ve had jobs before—waiting tables, stacking boxes, checking out groceries or clothes—but not a career. You’ve sent out a few resumes because that’s what you do, but nothing has come of it. Are you ever going to be able to […]

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  • Feeling Stuck? Join Our Mid-Life Reinvention Program

    It’s the New Year. Are you feeling stuck in your career? Want to make a change, but don’t know what to do? Bang your head on the desk when you think about resumes and cover letters? Let us give you a lift up and out. For $500, our Mid-Life Reinvention program offers four one-hour sessions […]

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  • How to Keep Good Workers: Follow the Golden Rule

    Hiring good workers is a critical function for every small business, but it’s only the beginning. One of the biggest costs to small businesses, both in the outlay of actual money and in lost productivity, is worker churn. Once you hire good workers, how do you keep them? The simple answer is, follow the Golden […]

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  • How to Find Good Workers: Hire Them

    In my work with small business owners, I hear all the time: “Wendy, I just can’t find good workers.” It’s as if they expect these mythical creatures to materialize before them, fully trained and ready to go. But that’s not how it happens. You don’t find good workers, you hire them. After 25 years as […]

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  • Building a Power Network

    You’ve heard it everywhere –books, Blogs, Twitter, Workshops. If you want to grow your business, network, network, network. But what does that mean? Networking is more than the sum of your contacts – it’s the depths of your relationships. Here’s how to transform your contacts into relationships and build a power network. First, building a […]

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  • Balancing Work and Home: Five Tips for the Busy Woman

    Are you a self-employed woman or have a demanding position where you have to be “on” all the time? Congratulations! You have worked hard and made your dreams a reality. Now the part that no one warns you about: you have grown heavy with responsibilities and feel pulled in several directions. What can you do? […]

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  • Be the CEO of Your Business, Not the Intern

    As women entrepreneurs, we want to do it all, and to do it all well. And because we want to do it all, too often we forget why we became self-employed to begin with. And worse yet, we forget how to ask for help. Below are some “down and dirty” tips on how to be […]

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  • Communication: Listening Skills

    Many of us are under the assumption that communication is just talking to people. It is so much more than that. For example – communication is about listening as well as speaking. This is important in both your personal and professional life. You can learn, re-learn and perfect these skills with some practice. For professionals […]

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  • Developing Communication Skills

    Communication is essential. Effectively communicating is a foundational skill for a healthy and complete personal and professional life. Communication needs to be clear and concise for both you and your audience. You want to be understood and you want to understand. There are three forms of communication, written, verbal and nonverbal, however for right now […]

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  • Structure for Success: Reclaiming Your Power One Step at a Time

    We hear about “Personal Empowerment” everywhere these days. Self-help books. Internet discussion boards. Day-time talk shows. Lunch conversations. We hear about it so much, it’s lost its zing. But don’t let the popularity of the term blind us to the transformative power of the concept. At its core, Personal Empowerment means living life to your […]

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